Monday, 6 February 2012
The snow over the weekend was a slight blessing. I wasn't able to do the odd jobs I had planned for the garden, and it was far too cold in the shed, even with the heater and extra layers of clothing, so I had to find something to do indoors. I managed to finish putting together enough figure castings to complete the small force I outlined earlier in the blog. I still have the second unit of Dragoons to finish off, but that won't take long. I'm not sure when they'll be painted though, as Julia and I, along with two other couples, are taking our caravans down the Loire Valley at the beginning of March, so we have all the route planning and logistics to sort out.
Some of the units will be part of my Heptarchy East Anglian army, as the uniforms will be drawn from assorted Rifle Volunteer units of the area, The others will be replaced by local units eventually.
The other ongoing project at the moment is a battle being fought by e-mail between Alan Gruber and myself, with Brian Garrick umpiring, using the Big Wars rules. No doubt a report will appear in due time.